Dom’s been having a bit of a hectic week, so as he hops on a plane to head over to Frankfurt for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest this weekend, I thought I’d be nice and do What We Played in his stead. Wish him luck, as he’s been thoroughly enjoying returning to Square’s MMO this past few weeks. Similarly, he’s also enjoyed Halo Wars 2, as you can see in our slightly belated review.
Jim’s been hacking and slashing his way through enemies in For Honor this week, which he calls thrilling and refreshing, even with the few caveats that hold it back from true greatness. He stuck with Ubisoft to dabble with Rainbow Six Siege some more, as well as wading through more of his 2016 backlog with Rise of the Tomb Raider. He didn’t get on with the story, but thinks it’s a solid sequel and does enough that he might go back through and collect trophies.
It’s been a spot of, you guessed it, Titanfall 2 for Tuffcub this week, but the best FPS of last year was joined by Skyrim and tons of VR, as he played Super Stardust VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, and his new absolute favourite VR game, Eagle Flight. He thinks it should actually be called ‘David Attenborough: The Game’.
Doom is upon Aran, or more likely, the Doom Marine’s fist is crashing through a demon’s head at Aran’s behest. “The melee animations are brutal,” he said, “and running around with a shotgun doesn’t get old.” The perfect cathartic release for him this week. He’s also been playing Torment: Tides of Numenera, but is under a rather strict embargo for our review.
It’s been Overwatch on console and a bit of Rayman on his phone for Jake, as well as something he can’t talk about just yet, while Miguel’s dipped into two very, very different games: Story of Seasons and Berserk and the Band of Hawk.
There was also a spot of Fire Emblem Heroes on mobile, which also seems to have hooked Dave. He’s promised to only play until the end of the campaign, but there’s one last gruelling fight to get to. It might not get much better after that, as his passion for Hearthstone has been rekindled thanks to the two most recent Tavern Brawls.
As for myself, well there was more than a little bit of Sniper Elite 4, leading to our review at the start of this week, I despaired at not getting Mei’s Year of the Rooster costume in Overwatch – and had some totally a-Mei-zing games, including a CTF comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in overtime! – and I’m currently playing a game with a fiery redhead… It’s kind of pretty.